Special Education

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"We have proven that promoting educational opportunity for our children with disabilities directly impacts their opportunity to live independent lives as contributing members of society." - Senator Jim Jeffords

DESE Forms and Initiatives:

Special Education services for disabled students are a guaranteed right under the Federal IDEA-Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act. The Department of Education website hosts invaluable information regarding the rights of students to access the general curriculum and the responsibilities of school districts to adhere to due process. The responsibility to adhere to all DESE laws, initiatives and advisories falls upon the Administrator of Special Education at the district-level.

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Parent Information: 

Parental involvement is critical to the process of providing special education services to students. The Department of Education not only encourages, but requires parental involvement in order to enter a child into special education, and at all decision making TEAM meetings. The "Parent's Notice of Procedural Safeguards" printed by the DESE outlines parental rights and responsibilities and can be obtained by clicking on the DESE link below. Your child's TEAM chairperson is your direct liaison for special education. The Administrator of Special Education can also provide general information regarding educational law and due process rights. The Weymouth Special Education Parent Advisory Council provides support and informational networking to all parents of children with disabilities. 

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Special Education Laws & Regulations: 

The "Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act" is a federal initiative which guarantees access to the general education curriculum for all students, regardless of their abilities or disabilities. Special Education eligibility and service provision for disabled students is clearly defined by both state statutes and federal regulations. The goal is to have every child educated in the least restrictive environment in which effective progress can be made, while ensuring the student's access to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). The links below will take you outside of the Weymouth Public Schools website to access additional information regarding special education law. 


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